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Watch: Virat Kohli Tries His Hands At Bowl During Intra-Squad Game

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Team India skipper Virat Kohli decided to roll over his hands during the intra-squad match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on June 12 (Saturday). The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a small clip of Kohli bowling to KL Rahul.

Despite being a specialist batsman, Kohli has shown his bowling skills on many occasions. The 32-year-old also four ODI wickets and as many T20I scalps under his belt. Along with sharing the clip, the Indian board also asked fans to guess the end result of Virat Kohli’s delivery to Rahul.

“Captain vs Captain at the intra-squad match simulation. What do you reckon happened next? Straight-drive. Defense. LBW,” wrote the BCCI.

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n the batting front, youngsters Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill emerged as stars of the match. Pant an unbeaten 121 off just 94 deliveries while Gill notched up 85 from 135. With this performance, the youngster has made his case for the opener’s slot ahead of Mayank Agarwal in the WTC final.

Veteran Ishant Sharma was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/36. The BCCI also released pictures of the second day’s play. The tall and lanky fast bowler silenced all his critics who backed Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI instead of Ishant Sharma.

“It’s Day 2 of the intra-squad match simulation. After @RealShubmanGill got a steady start with 85 off 135 deliveries, @RishabhPant17 found his groove with a 121* off 94 deliveries. @ImIshant leads the pack with 3/36 #TeamIndia,” tweeted the BCCI.

India will have to make full use of these warm-up games heading to the WTC final against New Zealand. The title clash begins on June 18 (Friday) at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Meanwhile, the Black Caps will come into the final of the ICC event after playing a two-match Test series against England.